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ICYMI: The deadline to apply for FEMA and SBA disaster assistance is approaching

ICYMI: The deadline to apply for FEMA and SBA disaster assistance is approaching

Disaster Assistance: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Missouri homeowners, renters and businesses is Aug. 14, 2017. In late April, storms and flooding hit southwest Missouri causing damage to homes and businesses. With the help of Gov. Greitens, President Trump signed a disaster declaration, which allows federal assistance to be made available to those impacted.

Counties eligible in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District: Christian, Greene, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, Stone and Taney.

Here’s how to apply:

Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

  • Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362.
  • If 711 is unavailable, use MO Relay 800-735-2966; Captioned Telephone 877-242-2823; Speech to Speech 877-735-7877; Voice Carry Over 800-735-0135.
  • Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585.
  • Multilingual registration assistance is available.

Operators will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CST seven days a week.

Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.

Use the FEMA app for smartphones.

SBA’s electronic loan application.

District Offices:

For further assistance, please contact my Springfield and Joplin offices.

  • Springfield Office: 417-889-1800
  • Joplin Office: 417-781-1041